Hoboken prepares for storm, residents advised not to park on some western streets


According to an alert from the City of Hoboken, residents are being cautioned not to park on certain streets and to be prepared for flooding ahead of a predicted storm.

According to the alert,  a low-pressure system will stall southeast of the region from Oct. 9 from through Friday, Oct. 11 that will bring a prolonged period of strong northeast winds, periods of rain, and widespread minor to moderate coastal impacts.

Any intense rainfall of greater than 0.8 inch per hour may result in flash flooding in low-lying areas.

Due to the likelihood of flooding the Office of Emergency Management is taking precautions by putting no-parking signs and barricades near flood-prone intersections.

According to the city, these no-parking signs should be taken as advisories. Cars will not be towed. The city also urges drivers not to drive around barricades.

Intersections to be barricaded include First Street and Marshall Drive, First and Harrison streets, Second and Harrison streets, Third and Harrison streets, Fourth and Harrison streets, Fourth and Monroe streets, Third and Jackson streets, Fourth and Jackson streets, Ninth and Monroe streets, Ninth and Madison streets, 10th and Madison streets, First and Clinton streets, Third and Clinton streets,, Henderson and Newark streets, and Grove and Newark streets.

The city and North Hudson Sewerage Authority are working together to clear clogged catch basins throughout the city.

Members of the community are asked to report flooded intersections and clogged drain inlets by calling the NHSA Hotline at (866) 689-3970.

Report power outages and downed wires to PSEG at https://nj.myaccount.pseg.com/myservicepublic/outagepublic.

Residents are instructed to monitor local forecasts for additional advisories, watches, and warnings today. The city will provide more information as the situation develops.

Learn how Hoboken and NHSA prepare for, respond to, and recover from intense rainfall storms.
Learn about Hoboken’s efforts to mitigate rainfall flooding.